TOKYO, JAPAN, June 8, 2010 ---
The aim is to verify the LTE network system for speed, latency, stability of inter-cell handover and other conditions required for commercial operation.
DOCOMO expects to confirm 5 MHz-bandwidth throughput for 37.5 Mbps downlinks and 12.5 Mbps uplinks, and later 10 MHz-bandwidth throughput for maximum 75 Mbps downlinks and 25 Mbps uplinks in selected test areas.
The 2 GHz network system comprises dual
The LTE devices to be used in the pre-launch operation are equipped for theoretical speeds of 100 Mbps downlinks and 50 Mbps uplinks. Compatibility with
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FOMA service is only available in Japan.